ASTHO works with state, territorial, and freely associated state health agencies to establish upstream policies that address and prevent ACEs. ASTHO bases capacity building and technical assistance efforts on ongoing scans that examine trends in ACEs legislation.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Policy Toolkit

This toolkit identifies strategies for preventing ACEs, the role of public health in ACEs across levels of government, and policy development strategies to inform ACEs prevention.

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Collaborative Policymaking to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota

This study identifies successful collaborative policymaking in Minnesota.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Policy Statement

ASTHO offers guidance on preventing ACEs through the recommendations of policies and system-wide changes.

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State/Territorial Policy Considerations for Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

This policy playbook identifies a range of evidence-supported policies considered by state legislatures from 2019 – 2021 that could prevent ACEs.

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States Stepping Up to Support Families and Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences

This blog features how states can support families and reduce ACEs (e.g., expanding tax credits, combating food insecurity, and securing safe housing) based on the 2022 legislative scan.

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State and Territorial Caregiver Wellness Policies May Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences

This blog features caregiver wellness policies that can help improve the well-being of caregivers and reduce negative parenting (e.g., increasing minimum wage and improving built environments) based on the 2019-2021 legislative scan.

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